happypoppeye

happypoppeye

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Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)

At least it's not wood paneled like that sigma ...good work pentax

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 03:15 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)

...gulp

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 121st comment
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Vitruvius: People keep complaining that the image quality is getting worse as sensors get smaller. Well... YA! You also get what you pay for. People used to be willing to pay more for qaulity too. Stop complaining that you can't get $1,000 quality from a $400 camera. Most people are not photogs and don't really care about the dynamic range of the image they just tweeted of a friend sitting on the photocopier at the party. I am sure that Canon would add 'L' lenses to their Powershots again, like the Pro1, if they thought people were willing to pay for it. I don't think most people are.

Thats a broad statement ...Oly's TG-610 has much much better image quality than my panny ts20 ...much better.

I agree with Vitruvius ...people just miss the point on these.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
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Biowizard: Getting closer - my PERFECT all-terrain/submersible camera would have NO external ports/water ingress points ... all you need is INDUCTIVE charging and WiFi (or BlueTooth), and with a few magnetic reed switches or Hall Effect chips, you could build a truly, 100% watertight camera with NO weak points.

If only I could afford to buy a factory, I'd be RICH!!!

Brian

Sort of oxymoronic, isn't it.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:27 UTC
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thx1138: Wow, rotten specs. f/3.9 lens, 230kp LCD, no RAW, tiny 1/2.3" sensor. Sort of like every other underwater P&S. At least the new Olympus is f/2 at wide end.

Why is it assumed underwater photographers like to use crap cameras.

Just because you don't like RAW doesn't mean we should all suffer and have to use jpg. You can still shoot jpg on a RAW enabled camera and let the camera company do the processing for you. I like to control how I process my files.

Nah, real underwater photographers use Old Spice

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:25 UTC
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SamTruax: You gotta love the marketing BS they come up with... "Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality".
If my DSLR was only as good as this 1/2.3" sensor I would be suing its manufacturer.
Why do we put up with the BS marketing?

Yeah ...can't beleive the BS ...yet, I'm sure it works on many people. It's a good lookin waterproof P&S ...to compare it to an SLR is probably (giving it the benefit of the doubt) a ridiculous statement

Just look at the forums ...all these p&s's get compared to slr's anyway

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 19:51 UTC
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imagenes_vivas: Why not Raw in an high spec camera?

People who think that P&S's should rival SLR's and such...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 18:03 UTC
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OpticGlass: No RAW :( No good.

Nice that it has f2 and converter lenses.

But without raw it won't do.

I'm with Boris ...and add - this camera isn't intended for a RAW type purpose shooter ...it's a p&S and raw would be a wasted option for 99% of users thus probably a good business choice to leave it out

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 16:41 UTC
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Deleted pending purge: To my sorrow, it's another Almost...
Imagine waterproofing that is working to the pressure of 1.2 bar, and how little it takes to make something really usable to divers (i.e. being able to resist pressures of 5 bar)! Taking photos within 12 meters depth is really frustrating if you want to do more than dive in apnea or just snorkle. There is no excuse for any manufacturer who wants their products to be interesting to outdoors people, for not yet being able to make a proper amphibious camera which would be at least as usable as ancient Nikonos, including Nikon who already has two excellent casings, - III and V - easily adaptable to digital technology...
And adding an underwater housing to an underwater camera is just as laughable as having extra Pet modes for Cats and Dogs. While having none for Parrots, for instance. The whole idea of an u/w camera is to finally get rid of the housing, which is just another piece of equipment one has to buy and take care of...

Huh? ...this is a family vaca type p and s not a dive camera
...this isn't a prosumer or pro type camera either, thus no raw, which would be useless to most people this camera is geared to (more to all the other posters not you) and which will be buying

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
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christiankoehler: A camera like this is called "higher spec" now?

In my opinion a p&s needs to have a good full auto mode. But I never understand the benefit of these scene modes.
What is the difference between "portrait" and "beauty"? Should I use "dog" or "cat" mode if it is an elephant? Why not just implement PASM modes? Manufactors obviously think buyers of compact cameras are idiots. But this is a $400 camera. For that price it should have a 1/1.8'' sensor, RAW mode, manual focus and manual/semi auto modes.

Christian

Check out the dial ...it ha "Magic" mode ...probably adds on 100 bucks to the price ...and when people see that "Magic" setting ...it's gonna sell like hotcakes ...ha

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:24 UTC
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dtmoody: First P&S in awhile that has really caught me eye. Olympus may just get some of my hard earned $ for this one.

+2

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
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happypoppeye: TS-20...???... click the review and look at the top.

Why does the top of the review pages say "TS-20" ...this isn't the TS-20 ...a typo I'm sure, but still, title the page with the right camera guys, c'mon.

Good job Barney ...it happens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 18:10 UTC

TS-20...???... click the review and look at the top.

Why does the top of the review pages say "TS-20" ...this isn't the TS-20 ...a typo I'm sure, but still, title the page with the right camera guys, c'mon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

It's too much...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 46th comment
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (162 comments in total)

Heck ...I'm still using PSE version 1 ...but with a cheap fast prime I can still do better than CS6

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 19:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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lightandday: General information
Please be aware this camera is defective and all / most will have to have their sensors changed. The stock in the shops will most likely have faulty sensors !
Please read later NEWS ARTICLES on dpr "Orbs - Blooming "

Hey can I borrow six hundred bucks? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:16 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Well, I guess always look on the bright side ...it could be wood paneled like that Sigma thingie ...but still, I think this one is uglier. This may be the ugliest thing I've ever seen out of a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 00:01 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear article (118 comments in total)

I like it...
Small and simple.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 26th comment
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DotCom Editor: Who is running this company, Moe, Larry, or Curly?

I think it's Curly.
...so it was a "lets see who is dumb enough to buy it at this price" campaign.
Curly: 1 Customers: 0

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
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JohnMatrix: OK, I'll say it: How much??

For that price it would have to be significantly better than the 24/L II.

1217 euro ...last sentence above
...about 1720 USD

...other sites are listing 1449euro, including VAT

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 19:03 UTC
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